The facility is part of a talent development plan for 2019 in view of Singapore national eSports team’s participation, in the 2019 SEA Games in Philippines and the next Asian Games 2022 in Hangzhou, China.
Team Flash hopes the provision of a structured and conducive environment will help its athletes to focus on their training regime, as they will have access to the gym, physiotherapists and psychologists.
Its athletes like Joseph “Zarate” Yeo and Amraan “Amraan” Gani, both represented Singapore at the FIFA E-World Cup global playoffs in Amsterdam in 2018.
The partnership makes sense for the Sports Hub as it has been looking to hold more eSports-related events. In 2018, it hosted the first Hyperplay (co-organised by Riot Games and MTV) and the AOV Valor Cup organised by the Singapore Cyber Sports Online Gaming Association (SCOGA).
“Singapore Sports Hub is always proud to be a part of our local sports ecosystem. We are looking forward to the exciting plans with Team Flash which includes providing a conducive environment for emerging local talents especially in the world of eSports,” said Adam Firth, the chief commercial officer of Singapore Sports Hub.
“Singapore Sports Hub will be the partner of choice to growing Singapore’s eSports industry and building future national stars.”
The eSports facility in Singapore comes on the heels of a similar venue announced in Hong Kong in January, which aims to turn the city into a regional eSports hub for young talent in the industry as it grows.